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Interview: Queenslander Natasha Roebig looking to create a buzz by vying for the national title of 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award in Canberra



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With less than six weeks to go until the 2019 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award recipient is announced, Queenslander Natasha Roebig is preparing to head to Canberra next month to see if she can become Queen Bee by scooping the national title. Last year’s national winner is a proud Queenslander, will this year make it two wins in row for the state?
 
Natasha is available to talk about her work which looks at encouraging a new generation of beekeepers into the industry, especially women and youth and mentoring and up-skilling industry newcomers.
 
Mrs Roebig’s business, Bee All Natural has been instrumental in the creation of her project, falling into the world of honey and bees six years ago when her daughter Miranda was born and diagnosed with the skin condition eczema.
 
She says she will be using her Westpac bursary to partner with the Australian Technology and Agricultural College campus, who provide vocational and educational pathways for tertiary students from years ten to twelve. She will have access to the college’s state-of-the-art classroom facilities, which will be used to facilitate an education and mentoring program.
 
The program is for people of all ages and backgrounds, and she plans to develop classes for women, children and those who live with physical disabilities, including a program for those living with PTSD.
 
Please find attached further information about Natasha and the AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Supporting high res and low res images are available to download via: https://spaces.hightail.com/space/e7IwttLgeZ.
 
I look forward to your feedback.
 
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Regards,
Sonia Morris 
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